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At YVR, we have a lot going for us. We’re a central port between Asia and the Americas. We have easy access to North American highways, a dedicated truck border crossing and proximity to the Vancouver Harbour. This means efficient, low-cost, sea-to-air and air-to-ground cargo transfers.

YVR is well-positioned to facilitate exchange between Asia and the North American marketplace. YVR's Cargo Village occupies more than a million square feet of cargo buildings and warehouse space. Our competitive cost structure makes moving freight efficient. Export distribution legislation means that companies can re-export without duties or taxes.

North America's supply-chain airport

Market reach

YVR has significant market reach to destinations around the world. This includes greater reach into Asia versus Los Angeles (LAX), San Francisco (SFO) and Portland (PDX). YVR is also accessible to major destinations throughout South America and Europe.

Market access

YVR is a major hub for Global Air Connections. It is the closest major North American city to Asia, and has easy reach to markets in Europe. It is close to highways and a 25-minute drive to the US border. There are five major border crossings between the Greater Vancouver Region and the USA, while bilateral agreements between Canada and the USA provide easy access to all major North American markets.

Logistics and distribution

YVR has a strong logistics community. The top global freight forwarders operate at YVR and are supported by carriers serving air-to-truck movements. A UPS Regional Hub and major FedEx, DHL and Purolator operations are also available for rapid integrator shipments throughout YVR's air and ground network.

Economic advantages

A smart airport

YVR has many advantages including a high-speed, broadband network and an abundance of airside and non-airside related lands for lease. YVR operates 24-hours a day, 7 days a week, including round-the-clock customs and runway operations.

Strong development potential

YVR offers a flexible approval process for on-site land development to encourage economic and business development. YVR provides maximum value for developers and a framework to simplify logistics and distribution.

Cargo, leasing and land development

Vancouver Airport Authority / L'Administration de l’aéroport de Vancouver owns and manages a variety of office, warehouse and airport related facilities throughout Sea Island. For any cargo, leasing or land development inquiries, please contact:

*For inquiries regarding cargo in transit, please contact your airline or freight forwarder directly.

Michael Chubb, CPA, CA
Director, Commercial Development
[email protected]

Karen Parford
Manager, Commercial Leasing
[email protected]

Scott Whitehurst
Manager, Commercial Leasing
[email protected]

Jason Tse
Manager, Commercial Leasing - Cargo
[email protected]

Cargo sales agents

ELS Marketing Inc.

Exp-Air Cargo BC Inc.

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